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  • Henry Ochoa created a wiki page Unit 0 Henry Ochoa November 21, 2021 - 1:25pm
    Hi my name is Henry Ochoa. I have decided to add more education to my two previoulsy technology diplomas in computer reapair and tech reapair and as well It Proffesional and desktop suppoort and network +. Im a father of 4 boys living in Calgary,...
  • Earl added a new discussion topic Twitter joke, courtesy Daito Manabe (Rhizomatiks) November 19, 2021 - 8:46pm
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    • Haha nice. To be fair it was only in August I believe that Python overtook Java as the second most popular programming language according to TIOBE and now it's first. I really wonder if Athabasca will start offering Python classes (or maybe they do already and I'm just not aware). It seems to be the most talked about programming language these days though I wonder if the hype could cause the industry to become over saturated.

      Caleb Martin November 24, 2021 - 11:35am

    • Um, Python is older. It's also always been more widely used if you factor out Web apps and mobile apps (until recently). It's also more ingrained in system programs - it's more akin to a C install base.

      Frankly, as HarmonyOS takes off, you will start seeing increased need for Python developers. Go on LinkedIn Jobs and you see that already, most of the Java stuff is for legacy.

      Both probably have another 20-30 years left in them, since outside of Swift no one seems to be attempting robust programming langauges right now (TIAO)

      Earl November 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

  • Terrence McDonnell created a wiki page TME2 November 19, 2021 - 4:05pm
    Dialogue Between Two Webmasters on Software Systems. Host: “Tonight on Techies on Tech: Two webmasters debate over the merits and pitfalls of using open and closed systems within their respective field. We hope this is enlightening and helps...
  • Terrence McDonnell created a wiki page TME 1 November 19, 2021 - 3:56pm
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  • Terrence McDonnell created a wiki page Terrence McDonnell's TMEs November 19, 2021 - 3:54pm
  • Shawn Ritter commented on the blog Unit 0 Introduction November 18, 2021 - 5:13pm
    Oh Thanks Cindy! Sorry I didn't reply sooner I just saw your comment. I've been writing my posts in wordpress and then just copying them over. Good luck with your blog! I'll be watching for it. Shawn
  • sam gainer replied on the discussion topic IDE or Command line November 18, 2021 - 12:15pm
    I'm really not understanding this course.  In the textbook and here people talk about IDEs but in assignment 1 it says you will fail if you use one.  Are we allowed to use one but just not to help with the assignments?  
  • Kristen Byrnes replied on the discussion topic IDE or Command line November 18, 2021 - 11:44am
    I prefer using an IDE, especially with larger programs (like assignment 4) but used notepad++ for the first 3 assignments - I was finding compiling multiple classes within notepad++ cumbersome. I also preferred knowing if there were errors as I...
  • Marcel S replied on the discussion topic IDE or Command line November 18, 2021 - 12:14am
    I would prefer to use an IDE. The extra tools most IDEs have are great assets and you don't really need to look too hard into the advanced configurations if you dont want to. Most IDEs have all of the syntax highlighting features that editors have...
  • Moneka R replied on the discussion topic IDE or Command line November 17, 2021 - 11:59pm
    It depends really on your preference and how much time you have. For this course, it is not recommended to use the IDE as they want us to learn how to write code. Learning a new IDE is time consuming so I ended up avoiding it. Instead, I found using...
  • Terrence McDonnell created a wiki page TME 1 Reflection November 17, 2021 - 3:30pm
                I had a fun time doing this task. It was great to be able to not only recognize terms and ideas found in adverts and articles about webmasters, but to understand what would be required in doing that role. My...
  • Susan Anderson replied on the discussion topic IDE or Command line November 16, 2021 - 9:05am
    IDEs can be very powerful but with that power comes at-times overwhelming configurability.  I took a 2-year coding diploma at a local university and used Eclipse throughout, but I still think I really only used 15% of the capabilities of the...
  • Trevor Fitzgerald replied on the discussion topic IDE or Command line November 16, 2021 - 7:40am
    I've also done some minor programming in Python and downloaded the Anaconda package with the Spyder IDE. I'm no expert by any means but it's a lot more straightforward to me than using the command line to compile my programs. It's a lot more smooth...
  • Joseph Himbeault added a new discussion topic IDE or Command line November 16, 2021 - 7:23am
    I have done some hobby programming in the past with C and Python. I have always used a simple text editor to write and the command line to compile my programmes. I am thinking of venturing into the world of IDE's and was wondering what other people...
  • Brent Beaudry published a blog post Assignment 5 Reflection November 13, 2021 - 2:10pm
    The material for assignment 5 was interesting for me to cover. I am a top-down systems thinker and much less of a fine granular thinker, so this part of the course was a little more interesting than the more detail-oriented diagramming of some of...
  • Matthew Charette published a blog post Week 8 Refelections November 9, 2021 - 9:35pm
    Echo Chambers and Filter Bubbles
  • Brent Beaudry published a blog post Assignment 4 Reflection November 9, 2021 - 8:12pm
    Assignment 3 Reflectionby brentbe9 - Sunday, 17 October 2021, 3:15 PM MDT(350 words)             For this assignment, I think the most difficult thing for me was to keep the...
  • The other day a small group of students and I had a really interesting experimental classroom session in Gather. The article linked here describes a much bigger-scale and intentional approach. If you're not familiar with Gather, its a web-based...
  • Kynan Ware published a blog post COMP 361 – Reflection about Assignment 4. November 9, 2021 - 3:35pm
    This assignment took me the longest out of all the assignments so far. I think this is because it is the first assignment that really focuses on concrete solutions to the problems. In hindsight, I know I would have had an easier time with this...